This homeowner was experiencing a significant amount of humidity in their basement. Our Building Science Expert evaluated the problem and found that using the 2-part expanding foam insulation on the rim joist and over the sill plate would be the perfect solution. This decreased the humidity in the basement and the homeowner saw immediate results. In addition to there being less humidity, the overall air leakage to the house was reduced dramatically.
This homeowner was experiencing a lot of air leakage in their attic. creating cold drafty rooms as well as heat loss in the winter. The heat loss created an increase in the cost of heating the home. By air sealing all of the gaps with our foam insulation and blowing in Dr. Energy Savers TruSoft cellulose insulation, it created a more comfortable environment for the entire home and family. Our TruSoft cellulose insulation is treated with natural borate compounds. By doing this we have created a higher R-value in the space as well as decreasing the energy costs, making the rooms below a comfortable living space for the customer and their family.
This home owner in Colebrook, CT called us to his home to see if we could fix his water problem. The problem was that his basement windows were old and let water leak right into the home!
To fix this we replaced the old basement window with beautiful new slider windows. Making sure that the window is installed properly and caulked correctly.
Now that Dr Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions have completed this install, this home owner will not have to worry about leaky basement windows ever again!
This room over the garage is being renovated. The homeowner wanted to be sure his home is properly insulated. One of the treatments our team did in this room was to insulate the kneewall. A kneewall is the triangular space under the sloped roof and behind the wall of the room. We installed our Foamax polyisocyanurate foam board on the exterior walls. Foamax provides superior insulation and it is flame retardant. The homeowner can rest assured the knee walls in this room are properly insulated.
End plates are at the top of every single wall in the home. The problem with end plates is there's generally a quarter inch to an inch gap left during construction of the home. This allows for air leakage which lets the cool air escape the home in the summer and warm air to escape in the winter.
When the hot air leaks into your attic in the winter, ice dams occur on your roof. Ice dams can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home!
Air sealing end plates is the first, and most important, of multiple treatments to eliminate ice damming.